What types of fish are used for the production of fish oil (EPA Omega 3)?
Several different types of fatty fish are used (such as salmon and herring). The different oils are mixed with each other to provide a constant level and a constant ratio of EPA and DHA. The oils used are made from the flesh of the fish and not from the liver. Residues in fish oil The fish oils used in Biover products comply with the standards set down by the relevant legislation. • PCBs: maximum 75 g/kg (ppb) (Royal Decree of 19 May 2000 fixing the maximum level of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls in certain foodstuffs). • Dioxins: maximum 2 pg WHO-PCDD/F-TEQ* (WHO)/g (European Regulation 466/2001 fixing the maximum levels of contaminants in certain foodstuffs). • Heavy metals (Royal Decree of 14 June 2002 fixing the maximum level of contaminants, including heavy metals, in certain foodstuffs). • Lead: maximum 1 mg/kg (1 ppm) • Arsenic: maximum 1 mg/kg (1 ppm) • Mercury: maximum 0.2 mg/kg (0.2 ppm) • Cadmium: maximum 0.5 mg/kg (0.5 ppm) • Pesticides: the fish oils comply with the